As part of Dementia Awareness Week 2016 we will be looking at dementia over five short videos exploring what is, how it affects our brain and memories and what it is like living with dementia.
Dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss, difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.
According the the Alzheimer’s Society, around 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia and it affects one in six people aged 80 and over.
In this first video, Gina Cooper, Scheme Manager for West End Village, explores what dementia is.
a local home improvement specialist which works with older, disabled and vulnerable people to enable them to remain independent in homes that are warm, safe and well-maintained.